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Thailand confirms 120 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths



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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand confirmed 120 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths on Wednesday, said a spokesman of the government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.


The new figures brought the total number of infections in the Southeast Asian country to 1,771 and 12 fatalities.


The two new deaths included a 79-year-old Thai man from a southern province who attended a wedding in Malaysia in early March and a 58-year-old businessman who returned from England last month, spokesman Taweesin Wisanuyothin said.


(Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panarat Thepgumpanat)



-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-04-01

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Two more patients die as 120 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

By The Nation




Thailand’s total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 1,771 with 120 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period and two patients dying, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 1).


The cases can be divided into three groups.


The first group of 51 are connected to cluster cases -- one person had attended a boxing event in a stadium, 11 had worked and been to entertainment venues, one had attended a religious ceremony in Malaysia and 38 had had close contact with others previously confirmed as infected.


The second group comprised 39 people of whom 23 had just returned from overseas (six Thais and two foreigners from travelling and 16 after attending a religious ceremony in Indonesia), 14 were working in crowded areas or close to foreigners, and one medical staff.


The last group of 30 are being investigated on the source of the infection.


A 79-year-old man who also had diabetes and chronic kidney disease, died. He contracted the virus after attending a wedding in Malaysia. Another was a 58-year-old businessman who had returned from England.


Bangkok had the most number of cases at 43; folliwed by Samut Prakarn 23; Phuket 11; Krabi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Buriram, Songkhla, and Chonburi (two each); Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Si Sa Ket, Samut Sakhon, Saraburi, Nong Bua Lamphun, and Ubon Ratchathani (one each) while 24 are under investigation.


As of April 1, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 1771-- 1,429 are under treatment, of whom 23 are in a critical condition, 342 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 12 deaths.


Of the total cases, 1,500 are Thais and 271 foreigners.


Globally, there are more than 850,000 confirmed cases and around 42,000 deaths.


Source: http://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385184?utm_source=homepage_hilight&utm_medium=internal_referral



-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-04-01

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11 minutes ago, Creasy said:

Looks like they only test 150 a day

It would be nice to know that information. I would like to know the infection rate. In Australia, only a few percent are positive for coronavirus / 100 of tests conducted, even though they only test suspected cases, as they do here. You can get a test in Thailand, but will have to pay if you are not on the suspect list. 

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